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Sandown is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 5,986 at the 2010 census.HistoryOnce part of Kingston, Sandown was incorporated as a separate town in 1756 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth. It was named for picturesque Sandown on the Isle of Wight. The first minister of Sandown, the Reverend Josiah Cotton, built the Sandown Meeting House in 1774. It had an 11ft pulpit and marble columns supporting the gallery, and is still an excellent example of early New England church architecture.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 14.4sqmi, of which 13.9sqmi is land and 0.5sqmi is water, comprising 3.54% of the town. Sandown is primarily drained by the Exeter River; Phillips Pond, south of the center of town, drains north to the Exeter. Showell Pond, a smaller water body, drains northwest to Phillips Pond. Angle Pond, in the southeast corner of the town, and Cub Pond, along Sandown's eastern border, drain east towards the Powwow River. The highest point in Sandown is the summit of Hoyt Hill, at 505ft above sea level, near the town's southwest corner.Plan your holiday in Sandown and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our United States itinerary planner.
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